Islamabad: News

Pakistan: Flight departs without deceased boy's body due to negligence

In a deeply distressing event, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight left Islamabad for Skardu without the body of a six-year-old boy on board due to negligence.

20 Apr 2024

Pakistan Army

Wife given food mixed with toilet cleaner, claims Imran Khan

Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan currently serving time in jail, has made serious accusations about his wife's treatment during her house arrest.

16 Apr 2024

Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan declares emergency as incessant rainfall kill 49

Pakistan has declared a state of emergency after unusually heavy rainfall killed 49 people over the past three days.

26 Mar 2024

Balochistan

Pakistan: 5 Chinese engineers, local driver killed in suicide attack

Five Chinese nationals and their local driver lost their lives in a suicide bomb attack in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday.

Pakistan: Court summons Imran Khan, wife in vandalism cases

A Pakistani court on Monday summoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi to appear before it on April 4, ARY News reported.

19 Mar 2024

Afghanistan

Explained: Pakistan airstrikes in Afghanistan, deterioration of Islamabad-Taliban ties

Pakistan on Monday conducted two airstrikes in the provinces of Paktika and Khost in Afghanistan, increasing tensions between the two countries.

India seizes Karachi-bound ship with 'nuclear cargo,' Pakistan responds

Indian security agencies have seized a Karachi-bound ship on suspicion that it was carrying a dual-use consignment that could be used for Pakistan's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

18 Jan 2024

Pakistan News

Pakistan retaliates, hits Iran targets; 9 killed in airstrikes

Pakistan on Thursday struck targets in Iran, a day after warning Tehran of "serious consequences" following its missile attacks on the terrorist group Jaish al-Adl's headquarters in Balochistan, reports said.

Pakistan: Islamabad High Court suspends Imran Khan's conviction, sentence

In a major relief to former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday reportedly suspended his conviction and sentence in the Toshakhana corruption case.

21 Jun 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan bans Holi celebrations in universities to protect 'Islamic identity'

Pakistan's Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday reportedly banned the celebrations of Holi and other Hindu festivals across educational universities in the country.

Imran Khan to appear in court in Al-Qadir scam today

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to appear before a court in Islamabad on Wednesday in connection with the $203 million (PKR 60 billion) Al-Qadir scam case, reported ARY News.

23 May 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Imran Khan, wife get interim bail in separate cases

A court in Pakistan's Islamabad on Tuesday extended the interim bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan in eight cases till June 8.

Pakistan: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan arrested in corruption case

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been arrested from outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC) by Rangers over corruption charges in the Al-Qadir Trust case, Dawn reported.

Pakistan: Police break into Imran Khan's residence in Lahore

While former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was on his way for a court hearing in Islamabad in the Toshakhana corruption case, the police broke into the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief's residence in Punjab province's Lahore on Saturday.

14 Mar 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Imran Khan marches as police arrive to arrest him

The Islamabad Police arrived in Lahore on Monday to arrest Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan after two non-bailable warrants were issued against him for threatening a woman judge.

Toshakhana case: Protests at Imran Khan's residence against his arrest

The police in Pakistan revealed on Sunday that their officers tried to arrest former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is currently battling numerous legal cases as he continues to pressure the current government for early polls.

10 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

Cash-strapped Pakistan, IMF fail to reach deal on bailout package

Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reportedly failed to arrive at a clear agreement for the latest installment of the bailout package pending since November, amounting to $1.1 billion.

31 Jan 2023

Pakistan News

Peshawar mosque blast: Death toll reaches 100, TTP claims responsibility

The death toll from a suspected suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city on Monday has risen to at least 100 on Tuesday, CNN reported.

30 Jan 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Blast rocks mosque in Peshawar; 28 dead, 150+ injured

At least 28 people were killed and 150 others were injured after a suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up at a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city on Monday.

23 Jan 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Massive power outage hits major cities; here's what happened

Pakistan faced a major power outage on Monday (January 23) following a major breakdown in the country's National Grid system, reported Reuters.

23 Dec 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Suicide attack rocks Islamabad, one policeman killed, several injured

A suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up in Pakistan's Islamabad on Friday.

03 Nov 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Imran Khan shot at during rally, suffers minor injury

In what was speculated to be an assassination attempt, shots were fired at Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan during a rally in Gujranwala of Punjab province on Thursday, local media reported.

26 Jun 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Spying attempt on Imran Khan foiled amid assassination rumors

Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, was the target of a spying operation that was thwarted when a housekeeper was seen attempting to install a spy gadget in Khan's bedroom, according to local media reports.

27 May 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Sharif snubs Imran on early polls demand

In a sharp response to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's demand for early polls in the country, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said the National Assembly would decide the date for the next general elections.

20 Jul 2021

Pakistan News

South Korean goes missing after scaling Pakistani peak

A famous South Korean climber fell into a crevasse and went missing over the weekend in bad weather after scaling another mountain peak in northern Pakistan, a mountaineering official said on Tuesday.

10 Jan 2021

Pakistan News

Massive blackout in Pakistan; major cities plunge into darkness

Pakistan witnessed a massive power blackout early on Sunday due to a problem in one section of the grid, officials said.

15 Jun 2020

India

Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing

In an unsavory turn of events, two Indian High Commission officials went missing in Pakistan on Monday, prompting New Delhi to register a strong protest both in the neighboring country and here.

22 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

Pakistan airline operated over 80 flights with 0 passengers: Report

In an explicable blooper, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operated 46 regular flights without any passengers on board, from the Islamabad airport during 2016-17, revealed the national carrier's audit report.

15 Sep 2019

India

21 killed in 2,050 ceasefire-violations by Pakistan in 2019: MEA

The Pakistani Army resorted to more than 2,050 cases of unprovoked ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) this year, in which 21 Indian civilians lost their lives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.

13 Sep 2019

India

Imran Khan to hold mega rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today

Amid brewing tensions between India and Pakistan, the latter nation's Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to hold a "big jalsa" or public gathering to "express solidarity" towards residents of Kashmir.

08 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, China is planning to invest $1 billion in development projects in the latter nation, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, reportedly said on Saturday.

02 Sep 2019

India

Pakistan offers consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, India accepts

After Pakistan offered consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national who was captured by the neighboring country in 2016, New Delhi accepted the proposal, said reports.

08 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Article 370 internal matter: India tells Pakistan to review decision

A day after Islamabad downgraded diplomatic relations with India, New Delhi on Thursday urged it to review the decision, saying Article 370 is an internal matter.

06 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM's House hosts wedding, Imran Khan mocked mercilessly

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan had won hearts last year when he had announced that he'd be turning the PM's House into a campus of a postgraduate institute.

10 Dec 2018

India

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event.

27 Nov 2018

India

Pakistan to invite PM Modi to attend SAARC summit

Pakistan has announced that it will invite PM Narendra Modi to the country for attending the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, reported the country's Dawn News.

20 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

Islamabad HC seeks Musharraf's travel itinerary, asks him to return

It would be "good" for Pervez Musharraf if he returns to Pakistan to face the high treason trial, the Islamabad High Court has observed as it directed his lawyer to submit the former military dictator's travel itinerary at the next hearing.

12 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan HC judge Shaukat Siddiqui sacked over remarks against ISI

A senior Pakistani judge, who was in line to become Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court next month, was sacked for his controversial statement that the country's powerful spy agency ISI was manipulating judicial proceedings to get favorable decisions.

31 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: 32% jump in child sexual abuse cases in 2018

A total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported across Pakistan in the first six months of 2018, a 32% jump compared to the first half of 2017, a report by NGO Sahil, working for the protection of children against violence, said.

06 Jun 2018

Pakistan News

Eminent Pakistani journalist known for dissent abducted, released hours later

Yet another Pakistani journalist, a vocal critic of Islamabad's military might, was abducted yesterday.

10 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

Anti-government Pakistani reporter Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping bid

Pakistan made yet another attempt to silence an anti-establishment journalist on Wednesday, though unsuccessfully so.

As US withdraws aid to Pakistan, China swoops in

US-Pakistan ties seem to be under significant strain following President Donald Trump's outburst against Islamabad on Twitter and subsequent cutting of financial aid.

06 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

US religious-freedom watchlist: Pakistan included as 'country of particular concern'

The US has included Pakistan on a special watch-list of countries which commit "severe violations" of religious freedom.

04 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

Imran Khan: Trump is pursuing the agenda of Pakistan's enemies

Pakistani politician and former-cricketer Imran Khan has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for accusing Islamabad of sheltering terrorists and cheating the US for money.

02 Jan 2018

Afghanistan

US suspends $255mn aid to Pakistan hours after Trump's tweet

President Donald Trump has followed through on his words. Hours after accusing Pakistan of giving the US "nothing but lies & deceit", America has suspended a $255mn military aid to the Asian country.

20 Dec 2017

Pakistan Army

Pak Army Chief: Will resign if military involved in protests

Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa has said he'll resign if the Pakistani military was found to be involved in the Faizabad sit-in protests which paralyzed capital Islamabad for weeks.

17 Dec 2017

India

Pakistan tries to seduce Indian officials, but plans foiled

It seems Pakistan's latest attempt to beat India has failed. This time, they used the oldest trick in the book: they tried to lure away Indian officials with women.

05 Dec 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad HC dismisses Nawaz Sharif's plea to club corruption cases

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed three-time Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's plea to club three corruption cases against him.

04 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Jim Mattis' Pakistan visit: What do US, Islamabad want?

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is set to arrive soon in Pakistan as part of a four-nation tour which will also cover Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait.

26 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan deploys army in Islamabad after protests turn violent

The Pakistan government had to call in the army to restore law and order after clashes between hardline religious groups and the police in Islamabad resulted in the death and injury of 6 and over 200 people respectively.

25 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

Islamabad: Crackdown on religious protesters at Faizabad Interchange; 150 arrested

Pakistani security forces have arrested at least 150 religious protesters in Islamabad in a crackdown against thousands of angry demonstrators who have staged a sit-in at Faizabad Interchange since 8 November.

09 Nov 2017

North Korea

Are North Korean diplomats involved in Pakistan's illicit liquor business?

Last month, the home of a North Korean diplomat in Islamabad, was robbed.

02 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

Reports: US shares list of Pakistan-based terror groups with Islamabad

The US has shared a list of 20 terrorist groups with Islamabad which it believes are operating from Pakistan and targeting India and Afghanistan, Pakistani news network Dawn has reported.

29 Oct 2017

India

India may release 11 Pakistani prisoners this week

Despite its "no-engagement with Islamabad" policy, the Indian Government on 2 November is likely to release 11 Pakistani prisoners who completed their prison sentence.

16 Oct 2017

India

How does India view Donald Trump's Pakistan policy?

US President Donald Trump has, on numerous occasions, told Pakistan to get its act together, especially on home-grown terrorism.

16 Jun 2017

India

Russia rejects Islamabad's claims of Putin's mediation in Indo-Pak ties

Russia has rejected reports quoting a senior Pakistani official that Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his interest in mediating between India and Pakistan.

26 May 2017

Pakistan News

Two Chinese nationals abducted in Pakistan, Beijing raps Islamabad

Beijing has expressed displeasure at the kidnapping of two of its nationals inside Pakistan, saying Pakistan needs to take more concrete measures to ensure protection of Chinese nationals.